RHA partnered with Vanderbilt Supply Chain System Collaborative (VSCSC) in 2015 to provide deep contractual discounts to RHA members. Members have access to Vanderbilt's contract portfolio on a contract by contract basis.
VSCSC allows a focused and joint approach to lowering overall supply, pharmaceutical, and purchased service expense through contracting to promote lower health costs and high quality care within our communities. Vanderbilt drives value by reducing costs through aggregation of volumes on physician preference items or commodity items where the local market can drive commitment.
Define and implement synergies between our organizations, allowing a focused and joint approach to lowering overall supply, pharmaceutical, and purchased service expense through contracting to promote lower health costs and high quality care within our communities.
Share best practice and maximize resource & technology utilization to create an efficient, cost effective program which will enhance the supply chains contribution to the overall success of their organizations.
Reduce hospital-owned contract costs
- By researching which items physicians prefer and aggregating orders, we can lower purchasing costs across the collaborative for med/surg items, pharmacy distribution and purchased services.
Reduce GPO purchasing costs
- Vanderbilt has access to best tier pricing in many categories due to size and spend. Pricing is being extended to Rural Health Alliance members who move under the Vanderbilt master agreement irrespective of spend in a given category.
Reduce capital expenditure costs
- Common tools allow long-range planning for capital needs and bulk purchases.
Members must be able to adhere to negotiated terms/conditions of each contract category accessed and must meet compliance level requirements ongoing through contract term.
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